March 18-20, 2019

Winning with Digital


Crawford Del Prete

Crawford Del Prete

  • President
  • IDC

Crawford Del Prete is a leading authority on the IT industry and has completed extensive research on the structure and evolution of the information technology industry. He works with technology leaders throughout IT and business to help them understand how technology is changing the world. He is frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times and other leading media sources. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Technology TV, offering insight and perspective on daily technology events.

As Chief Operating Officer of IDC, Crawford Del Prete oversees and directs IDC’s worldwide research, consulting, marketing, product management and client services business units. He forged IDC's partnership with Innosight, the consultancy founded by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen. Together, the companies created a body of work to understand and predict trends in disruptive innovation.

Throughout his IDC career, Crawford has grown multiple IDC businesses to industry leadership positions. Among other areas, Crawford is responsible for IDC's Industry Insights business units and IDC’s IT Executive Program, which specifically target the needs of technology end users.

He holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and in 2012 was named a Distinguished Alumni of the University. Follow Crawford on Twitter @craw.